How to Apply

New Futures awards scholarships of up to $7,800 to students in the DC metro area who are pursuing associate degree or post-secondary certificates. New Futures works with 13 Community Partners who help their students apply for the New Futures Scholarship. Read more from the New Futures program brochure.

Selection Criteria

The New Futures Selection Committee carefully reviews each application and selects finalists for an interview. Finalists interview with the Selection Committee. Click to learn about New Futures Scholarship Eligibility Criteria.

Application Timeline

Spring Application Process

  • April 7:          Deadline for Community Partners to submit applications to New Futures (Applicants: please communicate with your community partner to confirm their internal deadlines)
  • April:             Selection Committee reviews applications and selects finalists for interviews
  • May:              Interviews
  • June:             New Futures notifies all Community Partners about the selection status of their applicants
  • Late June:     Scholar Award Dinner

Fall Application Process

  • October 7:          Deadline for Community Partners to submit applications to New Futures  (Applicants: please communicate with your community partner to confirm their internal deadlines)
  • October:             Selection Committee reviews applications and selects finalists for interviews
  • November:         Interviews
  • December:         New Futures notifies all Community Partners about the selection status of their applicants
  • Late January:     Scholar Award Dinner

Download the New Futures Scholarship Application (PDF).